A new species of Leptopus (Euphorbiaceae) from Nepal
A new species, Leptopus nepalensis, is described from the Lamjung district in Central Nepal. It resembles L. cordifolius, but differs in the glabrous and smaller elliptic to obovate leaves with shorter petioles, solitary staminate inflorescences, and flowers (both) with six sepals and petals and orbicular disc glands. The differences are summarized in a table.
|Keywords||Euphorbiaceae, Leptopus nepalensis, Nepal, new species|
|Journal||Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants|
|Rights||Released under the CC-BY 4.0 ("Attribution") License|
Adhikari, B, Chaudhary, R.P, & Ghimire, S.K. (2010). A new species of Leptopus (Euphorbiaceae) from Nepal. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 55(2), 162–163.